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Four Tet at Brooklyn Steel
Four Tet at Brooklyn Steel (more by P Squared)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows and we’ve got a Memorial Day Weekend Guide too, but here are some Friday highlights…

MGMT, Warpaint @ Webster Hall
Last year’s Little Dark Age split the difference nicely between MGMT’s very popular debut album and the full-on weirdness of their subsequent albums, and the band have been putting on very fun live shows in support. This run of dates is opened by Warpaint making for a very appealing double bill. They also  will DJ the afterparty at Schimanski tonight

Eddie Izzard @ Beacon Theatre
British comedian Eddie Izzard brings his new show “Wunderbar” — “about everything from humans over the last 100,000 years to talking dogs and animal superheroes” — to Beacon Theatre for five nights.

American Football, Pure Bathing Culture @ Warsaw
American Football’s great new album, LP3, sees this veteran band moving on from their storied past, and it features collaborations with members of Paramore, Slowdive, and Land of Talk.

Four Tet, Ben UFO, Anthony Naples, UMFANG @ Knockdown Center
Kieran Hebden usually makes his NYC shows special, whether it’s a site-specific light installation at National Sawdust, or setting up in the middle of the crowd at Brooklyn Steel. What does he have in store for tonight?

Filthy Friends (ft. Corin Tucker, Peter Buck), Dressy Bessy @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Featuring R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker, and Young Fresh Fellows Scott McCaughey and Kurt Bloch, Filthy Friends celebrate the release of their politically minded new album Emerald Valley.

No Vacation, Okey Dokey @ Bowery Ballroom
San Francisco’s No Vacation skew to the mellow side of the indie pop spectrum, going down light and easy with no bitter aftertaste.

Laura Stevenson, Mal Blum, Completions @ Rough Trade
In the decade-plus that Laura Stevenson has been releasing solo material, she has always bounced back and forth between folk music and driving indie-punk — sometimes on the same song — but her fifth album The Big Freeze is her most overtly folk album yet, and the new direction suits her well.

10,000 Maniacs @ City Winery
While the band is missing Natalie Merchant and the late Robert Buck, this lineup of 10,000 Maniacs has been carrying on the band’s tradition for over 10 years are still making records.

True Black Dawn, Merrimack Délétère, Abyssal, Tchornobog @ Brooklyn Bazaar
A stacked and rare bill of quality black and death metal making its way to Maryland Deathfest.

Buster Poindexter @ City Winery Loft
David Johansen swaps out leather and heels for a smoking jacket and a martini with his tropical cabaret alter-ego Buster Poindexter.

For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.



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